Monday, September 7, 2009

van gogh at the national gallery in wash. d.c.!!!



OMG is all i can say!!! i can't believe that i actually stood close enough to touch this masterpiece!!! i am obsessed with van gogh and always have been!!! i have seen many van gogh's, but this self-portrait is truly one of my favorites! the man is amazing to me (and yes, i use present tense because dead or alive...i am amazed)!
this was my second trip to the national gallery in d.c. only to realize that the first time i was there, i only saw the east building of the place...which is why i had no idea this van gogh was even in the place! being in the east building the first time around caused me to miss it because it is in the WEST building...duh;) anyway, the east building is still my favorite, being that i favor modern/20th cebtury art. however, that van gogh is definitely the gem of the west building!!!
i was so disappointed however, because the reason for the trip was to see the matisse cutouts! well, let's just say, i missed them by 20 minutes...yes...a lousy 20minutes!!! it seems that the cutouts are on display for a limited amount of hours due to lighting and the pigments in the paper! oh well...another reason to go back again;) don't have to ask me twice!
below are 2 more van gogh's in the gallery's collection...la mousme and roses! all of them are just beautiful!!!


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